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Black Editions is proud to present the first-ever vinyl edition of Homo Sacer, Japanese saxophonist Makoto Kawashima's debut album and the final release by the legendary P.S.F. Records.


Though he has played the saxophone for just over 10 years, Makoto Kawashima has emerged as one of the most original improvisers in a new generation of Japanese players. His releases on his own Homosacer label as well as on this, his debut reveal a haunting and impassioned style of playing.

"Homo Sacer -- Sacred Human. Kawashima's sax is ripe with the spirit of Japanese free jazz, dwelling as it does between the violent and the beautiful. Kaoru Abe, Masayoshi Urabe, Takayuki Hashimoto, Harutaka Mochizuki... all of these altoists live in an area of personal expression rare in the world, one that feels like the body itself is being whittled away at. It feels like we have a new genius to add to that list." --Hideaki Kondo, from the Japanese liner notes.


Housed in a heavy tip-on jacket featuring metallic printing and gloss film-laminate finish. Pressed to high quality vinyl at RTI; Digital download included.

releases April 5, 2019

Makoto Kawashima- Homo Sacer LP w/ Download

SKU: BE-006/0211 / LP w/ Download
  • Personnel and Track Listing

    Makoto Kawashima – Saxophone

    1. Improvisation

    2. 赤蜻蛉 (Red Dragonfly)


    Recorded at Ogose Yamanekoken
    Front Cover Photogaphy by Minami Tatsuo
    Back cover by Noguchi Rie
    Design by Age and SEEN
    Mastered by Elysian Masters

    Produced by Hideo Ikeezumi
    Originally releases by P.S.F. Records on CD in 2015, PSFD-21

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